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Research Assistant II -Language in Motion Laboratory

Job ID REQ-2023-2858 Omaha, Nebraska

Works on various in-depth phases of multiple research studies being performed, including data entry, analysis, report creation, equipment calibration, preparation of solutions, ordering of supplies, and scheduling/recruiting human subjects for study activities. Duties will vary widely depending on the type of laboratory assigned and research being performed.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Partners with researcher/s to prepare stimuli and develop appropriate test procedures. Makes recommendations on test procedures and opportunities.

  • Prepares research tools, leads data collection, and facilitates procedures in multiple assigned research studies, which may include animals, human subjects, etc.

  • Maintains a detailed record of test conditions and results and can report on data and findings as needed.

  • Calibrates laboratory equipment.

  • Assists in the development of software for data collection and data analysis.

  • Partners with researcher/s in the design, construction, and maintenance of electronic devices used in laboratories, including PCs, audio equipment, and special purpose interfaces.

  • Assists in the recruitment, scheduling, and testing in research studies using human subjects.

  • Uses computers to analyze and plot results of experiments.

  • Assists assigned researcher with drafting, editing, and preparing papers, grant applications, graphic designs, and other final touches to scientific/research articles and communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to apply knowledge gained through coursework or past work experience in psychology, speech and hearing, biology, chemistry, physics, and/or computer science.

  • Ability to operate and calibrate lab equipment and other electronic devices under minimal supervision.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer and audio equipment.

  • Ability to apply math aptitude in order to perform data analyses and generate results.

  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.

  • Job requires interpersonal skills, close attention to details, math aptitude, and flexibility in duties performed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma required.

  • Minimum of three years of college coursework or equivalent experience required.

  • Based on area of assignment, bilingual skills may be required.

  • If employed in the Cognitive Neuroscience department, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of transfer or hire required.

  • If employed in the Cognitive Neuroscience department, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative¬†(CITI) certification within 30 days of transfer or hire required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Coursework with an emphasis in psychology, speech and hearing, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or a research related area is preferred.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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